Training of DDR Counsellors to be held 30 Master Trainers will be trained to educate psycho-social professionals under the new DDR Programme

15 Aug 2012

Juba: The Republic of South Sudan DDR Commission (RSSDDRC) and the Ministry of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs (MOD&VA) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with support from the Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) will be conducting a training for 30 DDR (Disarmament, Demobilisation, and Reintegration) counsellors beginning on 21 August 2012 at the Regency Hotel in Juba, South Sudan.  This training will run from 21 August 2012 to 14 September 2012 and aims to equip 30 Master Trainers with the appropriate teaching skills and psychosocial knowledge to allow them to train psychosocial para-professionals under the new National DDR Programme. 

A robust Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) programme is critical to security and stability in a post-conflict nation so that recovery and development can begin.  Reintegration is the main measure of success for DDR as it helps ex-combatants cultivate new economic livelihoods and ultimately builds new lives and communities.  By training Master Trainers UNDP can support the Government and the RSSDDRC in providing a wide range of services to ex-combatants on a large scale. 

Date:     Tuesday, 21 August 2012 (Opening ceremonies)

Time:     9:00am

Location:   Regency Hotel, Juba, South Sudan

Photo/Interview Opportunity

  • 30 DDR Counsellors
  • Physco-social Reintegration Advisor and Expert
  • Key Government Officials who will be speaking during the Opening Ceremonies

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Contact Information

For further information, please contact: Marguerite Nowak, Communications and Policy Specialist, United Nations Development Programme, South Sudan marguerite.nowak@undp.org  Cell: +249 95 619 1254.